If Sold Before Winter, $35,000; Otherwise $39,900
Meridian has been well-maintained and upgraded by her owner of over 20 years. She is fitted out for short or extended cruising, with upgrades rarely found in any other Rasmus. Some of the more significant upgrades include: Engine replaced with 58hp Westerbeake Diesel engine with two alternators, one which is a high output Balmar; Electric windlass with remote control at helm; Edson cable and quadrant steering; Wallas diesel forced hot air heating system with ducts throughout; Hot and cold water cockpit shower; new Isotherm refrigeration; and upgraded 11 gallon hot water supply tank. Meridian's bottom has been completely reconditioned, with a new skin of seven coats of barrier coat.
The Rasmus 35 was one of Hallberg-Rassy’s most successful models. It was HR’s largest boat at the time and their first center cockpit craft, and featured the now trademark glass dodger. And because the aft cabin is not a walk-thru type, no storage space has been sacrificed – an entire inflatable dinghy can be rolled up and stored in the starboard locker, with room to spare! And because it was not pushed up to fit berths and corridors beneath it, the cockpit is deep, dry, and protected.
Even today, its balance of classic and innovative design turns heads. This is a go-anywhere boat. The shallow draft and nearly indestructible full keel means you can tuck into the most protected harbors or round the globe as many Rasmus owners have done. Yet, it’s surprisingly fast, owing to its unexpected light displacement – only 12,000 lbs – and outperforms many larger, heavier craft. Designed by Sweden’s leading designer of elegant yachts, Olle Enderlein’s decades of design savvy are brought to bear in a vessel that is a source of pride to her owner, and surprise to everyone who steps onboard.
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Constructed with a solid fiberglass hull. All through hulls are solid bronze. There is a fiberglass deck with solid teak cap rail. There are teak hand-holds and solar powered dorades on the coach roof. Mounted on the transom are a stainless steel boarding ladder and removable dinghy davits. There is a cockpit locker to port and a second very larger and deep locker to starboard; a Hallberg-Rassy hard windscreen with dodger and bimini; pedestal and custom cockpit table. The cockpit sole has two heavy-duty opening hatches to the engine room providing near unlimited access to all serviceable sections for the engine.
Deck is fiberglass sandwich construction. One inch thick with polyvinyl foam used throughout for strength and insulation.
Hull and deck completely joined by overlapping fibreglass laminate and a bulwark is formed of the deck and hull mouldings and is topped by a cap rail of solid teak. Hand rails, cap rails, cockpit comings, companionway hatch guides, sole in cockpit is made of solid selected Burma teak. The deck has a unique, easily-cleaned non-skid surface. Four 1” scuppers drain off deck water through underwater through-hulls. The self- draining cockpit has two 1 1/2 inch scuppers.
Fresh Water: 75 gallons. Water tank has a "reserve" section that allows you to access the last 8 gallons in the tank after turning a valve.
VESSEL WALKTHROUGH: Forward is a large anchor well with chain locker accessible through the foredeck. Next aft is the forward stateroom with a large V-berth with drawer/storage lockers beneath and shelves outboard. There are individual reading lights provided port and starboard and an opening polycarbonate hatch for excellent light and ventilation. Next aft to port is the enclosed head, hot and cold pressure water with secondary hand pump. To starboard is a large hanging locker. Main salon area has a full 6'2" and has a full-length galley to starboard ending with a forward facing navigation station. There is a hinged-table that expands to full size, and also drops down in the U-shaped settee to port that converts to a double berth. There are storage cabinets outboard and extensive lockers under the all the settees. Additional light and ventilation is provided from two opening ports and a second polycarbonate opening hatch. Access to the aft cabin is walkover through the cockpit and down another companionway. The aft cabin has two full wraparound berths and stowage behind. Additional features: The interior hull lining has been handcrafted in mahogany strips throughout, providing excellent ventilation. All joinery has been executed skillfully and beautifully finished as is the tradition with Hallberg Rassy, Scandinavia's premier builder.